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made $2.5 million... working for a lobbying firm. $2.5 million? he's not really on my side. with this tough economy, we really need a governor on our side. we're back. thursday morning, 23rd day of september, 2010. warmer than normal temperatures for the first day of fall as mr. roker pushes us into the mid-80s. >> that's right. >> m not complaining. >> it will be even warmer. >> and with us, tamra hall. nice to have you. >> good news. it appears they're making more progress than they expected down
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in chile with the miners trapped more than a half mile below the surface of the earth. they have been there 50 days now. and thought they might not get them until christmas and natalie morales is down there and there is a progress report that might bump them up. we'll talk to natalie in a couple minutes. >> that is good news. if you think marriage is tops, quite a story, four wives, 16 children. they claim very little drama. that's what they say. this group is now the focus of a tlc reality show, called "sister wives." look how adorable the show is. people are tweeting online and sending e-mails and we asked them to come back and answer questions from "today" show viewers. and questions about the jealousy and how you keep it together. there's a little drama. >> a tv show. >> there is a little drama. >> when they travel, guess what?
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their luggage fee has to be tops. >> the king of segue. >> guess what? we have the baggage you need to travel because the airlines have been banking nearly 500% increase in fees. travel and leisure picked the best backs for you. >> ever seen al's carry-on? a nuclear powered thing. >> you climb inside it and you're cool. >> ann curry has the news and the headlines. >> thanks. good morning. in the news, president obama today is urging the u.n. general assembly to support the creation of an independent palestinian state within a year. the president says the rights of the palestinian people can only be won through peaceful means and israel will never be truly secure without sovereign and stable neighbors who are willing to coexist. today, republicans are unveiling a 21 page document they're calling their "pledge to america," a plan to cut taxes, repeal the health care cut
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overhaul and boost national security and reform congress. nato is confirming a taliban commander has been captured in southern afghanistan. he reportedly helped supply militants in the area with money and weapons. meanwhile, the army got its first female officer since the 1980s. 29 women graduated in kabul as homegrown forces prepare to take the lead role for national security by 2014. and egg farmers apologized for the salmonella outbreak that sickened 1400 people and led to a massive recall this year and one took the fifth amendment. another recall involving containers of similac formula that may be contaminated with insect parts. more on this information at our website at video chain blockbuster is
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filing for bankruptcy protection as it tries to reorganize. it plans to keep its doors open. there is hope in chile the 33 miners chapped more than seven weeks could be freed earlier than december. natalie morales has more on the story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, annie. you can see all the activity behind me, a very busy rescue team. actually, three powerful drills and their teams are now working around the clock to try to dig a tunnel to the miners. officials say that rescue may come earlier, which will be good news for the families here. >> reporter: it's a new day for camp hope, the families waiting since august 5th, the day their family crumbled into the mine that swallowed their loved ones. gonzalez, or "crown raleigh" known affectionately feels it's his duty to help here. the kids need happiness, he says.
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life goes on here, as best it can. spirits remain high as they cling to letters from their loved ones brought up almost daily from the mine. nearly a half mile below, and for 50 days now, the miners are trying to get on with their subterranean existence. they know getting out safely is as much up to them as it is to their rescuers. they've shown nothing but resilience. even finding their own way to celebrate chile's independence day this past weekend. but good attitudes aren't enough. the key to their survival, daily deliveries, thanks to doves, through a 3 inch shaft, brings them food three times a day, medicine and vitamins. to maintain normalcy, the men mimic a routine of day and night with lamps. they communicate regularly with their families. ♪
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♪ >> reporter: on wednesday, the loved ones of miner, ail leg, vega, celebrated his birthday, celebrating through a hook-up. they have even been sent cigarettes and projector screen, allowing them to watch soccer and movies. work also helps. the men have shifts where they help clear the rock from the drilling. wednesday, they recovered a part of a drill that became detached. >> so far, the miners have been a help in the operation giving us tips what they're seeing down there versus what we're seeing on the surface. >> reporter: brandon is one of a small group on the surface racing to help the miners. he has experience in a rescue helping pull out the miners from the 2002 quecreek mine disaster in pennsylvania. >> it's close to our heart and we wanted to come down here and do something. >> reporter: late last week,
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their drill, known as plan b, was the first to break through the chamber where the 33 had been trapped. >> everyone on site started hugging. it was a defining moment. >> reporter: just like quecreek, the chilly rescue plan will entail sending a bullet shaped steel cage capsule, expected to be completed by next week. it will be more than 8 feet long and only 21 inches in diameter, big enough to pull the men to the surface. for the families keeping a daily vigil here, hope, a new day will bring them one day closer to their loved ones. >> as far as a timetable for the rescue, the lead engineer here is telling us it perhaps could be moved up to that first week in november. the families here are hoping and thinking it could be even sooner. perhaps the best indication of that, that rescue capsule we talked about, is expected to be here next week. ann. >> that would be some great
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news. all right, natalie morales, thank you so much this morning. it is seven minutes past the hour. let's go outside to matt and al. >> here's matt lauer! >> all waving. hi, mom. let's check it out and see what's going on today. strong storms from wichita, to green bay and st. paul and omaha. isolated tornados, torrential downpour expected, from south texas to green bay where thundershowers are expected to fire up to the up of michigan, all the way from an inch to areas locally from st. paul, >> good morning, everyone. ibm tony -- i am tony pan.
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we have a nice group here. where are you guys from? >> atlanta. >> what's your name? the green family. you're the spokesperson. thank you, green family. now from the green family to tam r tamaran hall. >> now, what one man would consider a family, one man, four wives and 16 kids and usually all get along. the new show, "sister wives" takes you inside a look at man who had three wives for 16 years and takes on wife number four.
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meri, christine, janelle and robyn are all here. people are really interested in this story. how do you make this happen and pull it off? you do it with a smile. this is part of your faith, right? >> right. >> you're not legally married to all of your wives, you're legally married to meri, your first wife. the other wives, you still consider to be as important? >> right. >> you're a brief answering man. did your wives teach you this? do you say yes to every woman in your life? >> no, i don't. you know, just, in retro-thought, thought process, this is something i was driven to by my faith. and in retrospect, i think it's very important for the whole world to know that i would do it again, out of love. >> if you had the opportunity. we're in tough economic times it's hard enough for a family with two children to make it work, you have 16 wives and
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you're a salesman, how do you handle all the bills? >> he doesn't. >> he doesn't? >> we all work. >> each of you are working moms? >> i'm looking for a job. >> i work at home. >> so that's a logical answer, then, you can't make it work with 16 children and provide for them properly. >> to every other family across america, it takes everything we have, too. >> it takes a village with four wives and one husband. >> we have a tweet from sherry lily, wondering if the wives ever get jealous and if the hubby has a favorite. i will put you on the spot. do you have a favorite? >> no, i don't have a favorite. >> anyone ever get jealous? >> jealous is there. it's in the mix, it's normal. >> how do you deal with it? >> you get over yourself. >> do you have a time-out books? how do you deal with it? >> usually, i'm the brunt of the jealousy, you're not treating me right, you're not being nice to me or whatever. >> how do you handle that?
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>> i apologize, try and do better. >> i see you have a schedule for times you want alone time. what happens when one of you wants the other woman's night? just to talk or to whatever. >> when he's gone -- >> no. i saw you have a schedule, for example. i'll put it out there. for intimacy and cuddle time, alone time, what if someone wants your time? >> i think ultimately, we still function -- most of our day is spent functioning as an entire family. i mean, as far as like a time a night, it's just that he just happens to be more around at your house that night, essentially. i think that we're all pretty respectful of each other's space. >> sometimes, when somebody has a need and -- >> a function -- >> say, okay, this person has a need and something gets switched, sometimes it's just like you have to wait. >> let me get to the next question. got to be flexible, i bet.
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let's go to susan. how would you feel about bringing another husband into the family? >> no. that's not something that would even be considered. >> why? >> it's not what we believe. >> how this works. >> is it part of the faith or dynamic? >> it is part of the faith. one man. >> one man? >> yes. >> this one came from a viewer who chose to remain anonymous. how did you meet and fall in love when you already have three wives, when did you find the time for a the fourth wife? you answer, because you found the fourth wife. >> he didn't. >> i didn't find her. >> robyn and i found each other, actually. how does that work and why were you looking for a fourth wife? >> we weren't looking. it just happened. >> how? >> they drove up and we started talking. meri and i started talking and texting after that. >> meri, you knew he would fall in love with the fourth wife? >> if he's going to get another wife, i'm sure he will fall in
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love with her, yeah. >> it's more a matter of, not like, hey, baby, come over to my pad, it's like a -- there is very much a spiritual aspect to our life, and our faith. >> but, robyn, were you looking to join the relationship? >> at that point, i was being a mom and i was open to the idea of a potential family to be entering into. i knew i was going to live this way. as far as open to it but i didn't know it would be this family. >> let me ask you, what made you want to do the reality show? was it money or because you want people to know and understand plural marriage, plural families? >> that is what it is. our religion and our faith and our family, polygamy is a hidden culture. we really don't want to be hidden anymore. we really would like it to be more open. we'd like our children to have the benefits of living more of an open society. i was raised in this lifestyle, in really kind of fear-based.
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i'd rather not have that for my children. >> speaking of the children, now that it's out in reality land, we have seen some reality families fall apart. are you worried as parents this could hurt your children? >> i think we are doub double -- we've doubled our efforts to make sure they maintain a normal life, a normal schedule. we are protective of them. >> we have tons of stability in this family as well. you have four mothers, giving a very rooted effect to the family. i don't see them as falling apart because we're not stable. >> kody, meri, janelle, christine and robyn, thank you very much. tlc'ssist st tlc's, "sister wives" starting sunday. thank you for your candor. and finding the perfect carry-on, after these messages. you got in pretty late last night.
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this morning on "today"'s travel, the airline industry made $2.7 billion in checked baggage fees. while these charges keep climbing higher, finding the perfect carry-on has never been more important. the director of travel & leisure magazine is here with some of the top bags on the market. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> quickly, what are the guidelines? >> the main guideline, if you're going to carry on bag it has to be 45 linear with inch, take the height, depth and width and add them. less than 45, you can carry them on. otherwise it has to be checked. $25 per first bag and more money if you check additional bags. >> we have interesting ones. >> very important to have a carry-on. we tested these for packability, durability, ease of use. these are some of the favorites from our september issue. >> starting with?
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>> we have this one, super light, only 6.5 pounds. i have bag of groceries that is -- which is great. you want to fill that up. atlanta is only $80. super value. >> that's a great deal. >> this is samsonite. people talk about the wheels on cars but wheels on luggage -- >> like the wheels on a bus. >> go round and round. this in fact goes round and round, super useful if you're stuck in an airport, just for fun -- >> you can sit on it and twirl around. >> more importantly, it adds to the maneuverability of the bag. we love this samsonite because it has tons of internal storage and a smart bag. >> how much is this one? >> a little one, in the $300 range. >> this is the workhorse of the bags. no nonsense, better for a guy, to be honest. expandible in the front. what i love about it, i put my
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laptop in the front and mine topples over, not great for laptops, this has a front support, so very versatile and smart. >> toomey. >> i love toomey bags, you don't see them usually this flat. this is made out of heavy duty nylon and expands to be quite sizable and the right size for a carry-on and has this chic python, for a city trip. it's an ligue bag, which means light in french. >> if you do have to carry on, you -- >> if you have to check. >> if you have to check, there are things you can do to make sure you find your bag. >> there are over 2 million bags lost by airlines in the last year. it's important to make sure your baguettes where it's going. cheapest way to do it, i get this all from my desk drawer, i
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take one of these and wrap it so you can see it coming down the conveyor. you can do fancy luggage tags you can buy and it's important to get to the airport in time to make sure to see the tag is put on your luggage. i was about to board a flight to tokyo recently. there was no tag. hold on! >> a lot of people, i've done this where i've shipped the bag ahead of time. >> it's very important to think about this and also cost it out because it can be very expensive. if you're doing skis or golf clubs, a good idea. jetblue and southwest are two airlines allowing you to check bags for free. that might be something to consider as well. >> thank you. coming up, colombian superstar hip shaker and grammy winner, shakira, hotter than ever, a new cd out and we'll talk with her after these messages. i like my breakfast sandwich with green peppers,
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coming up, acomforting combination, beef and beer. we are making a gourmet winter stew. the hottest handbags of the fall season. >> first, your local news and weather. during cold and flu season. that's why we started a mission for health. by going beyond clean surfaces to healthy surfaces. by making a healthy way to wash hands. and even by working with a pediatrician to develop lysol healthy habits initiatives in schools. when you use lysol, you're a part of something bigger. for healthy tips and more, visit sweet n' sour filled twizzlers. the twist you can't resist.
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es tax on everything you buy? that's in andy harris' unfair tax plan. 23% sales tax. a 23% sales tax will cut my business in half. would be devastating. andy harris' 23% sales tax absolutely makes no sense. 23% sales tax would really make things unaffordable. that's too high for the average american out here. i don't know how we would manage it really. don't like that idea. we can't afford andy harris' idea. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message.
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal 11 news today. >> good morning. i am tony pann. it will be another warm day with temperatures in the upper 80s to near 90 this afternoon. we will have a 30% chance for showers thunderstorms, same tomorrow, but a bit warmer to the shooting for 92 degrees with thunderstorms late in the
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anyway, touching two breasts doesn't make you an expert. >> i think they're real. i and if they are, i must say they are spectacular. >> what are you doing to me? >> he's a man who needs no introduction, jerry seinfield, out with a book now with long time industry man, we'll talk to you about "letters from a nut" tomorrow, here on "today." i don't know why they asked me to do the segment. i'm a single purse girl. i carry one and i'm so boring. no.
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we have bobbi thomas in the house. she says basically the fall is a great time to rethink our handbags and think about all kinds of styles out now. '60 style clutches to animal prints. they're bargains on the table and we will see if she can convince us challenged in this manner to buy a purse. >> i think you can do it. >> maybe. >> they're beautiful bags. >> if you get a big bag, you can put some of the stuff we're making in "today"'s kitchen into it. it's fantastic. an old twist on the standby favorite of beef stew. >> i wouldn't put that in my bag, in my mouth. >> a good snack. >> that looks amazing! >> you dip there in. >> i know. >> nbc news will be looking a hard look at the state of education in america, called "education nation." >> we will kick things off live with an exclusive interview with
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president obama for a full half hour, share his thoughts on what's going wrong and what we can do differently and put questions for the president on our website. the nbc week long education special, "education nation," our live interview with president obama monday on "today." >> a very big week, important topic. i got to see that movie, "waiting for superman." >> it moved your heart. >> deeply emotional movie. more than talks, some real good will come to help our kids in school. but, let's talk about the weather, actually, what's on people's minds today. >> let's do that. we will show you for "todatoday weekend ahead. showers in the upper great lakes, back to the mid and mississippi valley and record highs in the gulfcoast. for tomorrow, we have more wet weather across the plains and
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great lakes and to new england. the weather will continue move. a slight chance for a shower or thunderstorm, otherwise,
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who will be joining randy jackson? the new panel of superstars revealed wednesday. >> jennifer j.lo, mixed reviews, reportedly getting 12 $12 millia year and steven tyler, $16 million. they have to bring it. and i used to be a "american idol" fan and didn't watch it last season and thought it was kind of boring and this is how j.lo entered and attracts entrance. >> a nice silver jumpsuit. not everybody can pull that off. >> that's pretty cool. it should be interesting. >> should be. an interesting mix of people. >> we'll see who will be simon, the tough love character. can j.lo it? >> hand have the in-house mentor. >> and hot handbag for the cooler season, right after this. for dessert lovers.
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this morning on bobbie's style, we will show real life examples how her fall handbags
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can complement our styles. you have a great punch of selections, i'm eager to get to them. you are showing us major trends. i'm anxious to get to them. >> nothing is out. there is a trend for all of them. these are fun everywhere. i want to show you what's available at every price point. for each category i have somebody to try it out. >> your first one is the retro revival, it feels like with the madman redo book -- >> absolutely. we're craving revival. and trend setters, remember this name, the hollywood handbag, angelina jolie, and the top handle is what makes it feel lady-like. modern designers are incorporating different colors and redoing the classic. >> you have black leather and brown leather and you can wear
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it with both. >> and prada made them feel very lady like feel and some are a lower price point. some $40, misrange, 50, 60, something like this is $88 from jessica simpson's line, all on our website if you like this particular bag. >> you go through the streets of manhattan, armed with a bunch of bags. you pick out these poor unexpectiunexpect iunexpect -- unsuspecting women, what do you say? >> this is a friend who just moved here from california. she has this oversized bag very hip and cool. i asked her to try the lady-like size and here's the photo and all of a sudden, her body, va-va voom, showed off her shape and can go from the office to out with her girlfriends.
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it's like a day bag. >> it not only changed her outfit but her whole presentation. >> yes. >> animal friends, look, they never seem to go out of style and they're back again. >> i'm so glad you said that. everybody says they're always a trend. they're always here and you will see them everywhere, mainly because prada and so many designers have done the leopard look and you are seeing faux fur everywhere. that's nine west, a great bag and a designer is going to be teaming up with target october 10th. this is a fun thing you're seeing in the stores and magazines. we also have another photo. i think this is a category for the woman who gets stuck with the black or brown bag. >> that's me. i don't want to choose or change bags or think about it and why i only have one bag. >> nova, who i found on the street, has this great basic bag
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and even though she's wearing color, say, i don't know if that will match and you can see right away, it adds attitude and fun tooh to her look. this is a classic. >> you're scaring me, bobbie. you're starting to convince me. you don't have to change your outfit. >> and i think it adds fun at night with t-shirt and jeans going out to dinner. >> cool little something here. >> and the one nova bag from jc penney, $49. >> you call these shape shifters because they do different things? >> shape shifters. some do different things. this is a drawstring shape from the '80s. this is one of the headliners shifting the shape of their bags, we see this from topshot to h and n and i love this from
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mango. this is a bag you can put on your shoulder, i got for you, but it's also a backpack. how great is this. >> if you have a lot of things in it. especially being a mother, you want to have your hands-free. >> i have one. >> you do? >> i found a mom on the street, nicole from new jersey, see he the bag hanging off her shoulder and the cross bag is also something she can wear at night and gave her the hands-free ability from sabina. it can do so many things and give her the flexibility she needs. >> even though we looked at these very expensive bags, they're coming in lower priced point, something for everyone. >> there's something for everyone, if you want to make an investment but, yes, it's not just about the one "it" bag, find something that can work for
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you, all on our website. >> thanks, bobbie, to try to boost our fashion profiles. all this is online. >> i did all the homework and you can find all the links and prices. >> thanks so much. glad to have you here as usual. we have warmth and comfort food for cooler weather right after this. i'd get this tightness in my chest. so i went back to my doctor again. we chose symbicort to help control my asthma symptoms. [ man ] symbicort improves my lung function... starting within 15 minutes. [ woman ] symbicort will not replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. it is a combination of two medicines and should not be taken more often than prescribed. [ man ] symbicort contains formoterol. medicines like formoterol increase the risk of death from asthma problems, and children and adolescents may have an increased risk of being hospitalized for asthma problems. [ woman ] symbicort is not for people whose asthma is well controlled with a long-term asthma control medicine like inhaled corticosteroids. once your asthma is well controlled, your doctor will decide if you can stop symbicort
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this morning in "today"'s kitchen, a warm meal for a chilly fall night, especially today where temperatures are at 80 degrees. what better meal than beef and porter stew. michael is the executive chef. nice to see you. where did the porterhouse get its name? >> really, it comes from porter. a dark brewed ale, dark brewed beer, not as dark as many, has full flavor. it came from porterhouses in 19th century new york, where you drank this and ate beef. >> and we'll look at the beef stew. you can buy it already cut up. you like to buy it yourself.
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>> i like to know what i'm buying and tend to be hands-on. this is chuck, great for stew, has a little more fat content but you can trim it off at the end. it gives it the flavor. you use top round, it's too lean and tends to dry out. >> a little less expensive. >> it's a great value, especially for families. you have a couple of pounds of beef chunk. i brown the chunk, caramelized onions and we can put our beef back in and start to build our stew. this is the kind of dish you want to have in your repertoire. i think that's really what it's all about, a simple easy fast dish to make. takes a little cooking time. let's season our beef. i haven't added salt and pepper. >> go right ahead. >> you sewn it after you brown it off. >> our liquid is great. goodrich flavor. we will put in two 12 ounce
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bottles. beef broth. i cut the beef broth with water. then just a low sodium canned broth, a goodrich flavor, we have all our vegetables. >> what do you have here? rude ba rutibaker, carrots and parsley. >> tomato products. notomato produc notomato -- tomato products. >> you use plump tomatoes and actually, we forgot to put in the flour. i like to brown the flour, whether we put that in or not. our stew cooks up in an hour and 15 minutes. >> you have a little garney. >> the garney goes in, bay leaf, rosemary. this is a great side dish with our beef, i like potatoes. instead of putting my potatoes
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in, i'm making a potato casserole -- >> very thin sliced potatoes? >> thin sliced potatoes, carmelized onions. keep layering them in. it makes a great casserole. when it's ready to go in the oven, a little beef broth or water would be fine. absorbs the liquid, cooks, drys so it absorbs the liquid. you have beef stew with water and carmelized potato and onion casserole. the porter is a great flavor. it's rich, not too tart. kind of almost characterchocola. >> kind of earthy. with the fresh vegetables, if you put time in it, when you're serving it -- >> what is the mistake people make with this? >> they cook it too fast, boil the beef and that toughens it. if you want it tender, cook it
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low and slow. this gets better, make it today and serve it in three days when the weather changes. that's my advice. >> i love it. michael, always good to see you, my friend. the recipe can be found on our website at coming up, superstar she kyra. she can shake those hips. these lips don't lie. baker.
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look who came in. we have a big show. >> what you got coming up? >> shakira. >> karo. >> i get them confused. shakira is the younger one.
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>> that's why she's on our hour. >> after your local news. -- captions by vitac -- >> live, local, late-breaking,
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this is wbal 11 news today. this is a news update. >> good morning. i m tony pann. the high temperatures today will
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be well above average, the average at 76, but we are shooting for the mid-80s to near 90. there is a slight chance for a shower. it will be warmer tomorrow, in the low 90s on f
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